I have purchased three or four pairs of these boots in the last ten years. The first couple of pairs were high quality boots and I was very impressed, averaging two and one half years of service per pair. I purchased a pair in April of 2013 and they are already in need of being replaced. Both snaps on the storm flap has broken and the flap has ripped loose from the inside of the boot. I am very disappointed in the quality that these boots have become. I, at one time, swore by these boots and recommended them to numerous other public safety officials. Now I will be searching for a different brand.